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October 2018

Peter Dodds, “Building and using Lexical Meters to explore Happiness, Health, Public Opinion, Language, and Stories”

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11th Floor, 177 Huntington, 177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

I will survey our efforts at the Computational Story Lab to quantify human stories of all kinds. I will present examples of our "lexical meters"---online, interactive instruments that use social media and other texts to quantify population rates of a wide array of human behavior such as wealth, exercise levels, obesity rates, and depression. I will cover a selection of a wide range of interrelated projects, including but not limited to: How 10 diverse natural languages entail a striking encoding…

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Digital Assignment Showcase

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
440 Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Are you interested in including digital teaching methods in your assignments and class activities? Come to the Digital Assignment Showcase on Wednesday, October 24 from 1–2pm in 440 Curry to see examples of assignments, in-class modules, and lessons that merge digital proficiencies with course objectives! There are two primary goals for this showcase: a) to demonstrate different possibilities for incorporating digital methods in classrooms across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, and b) introduce the CSSH/NULab Digital Teaching Integration…

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Women Writers Vector Toolkit Workshop

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
422 Snell Library, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us for an exciting workshop on word vector models and computational text analysis using the Women Writers Online corpus and introducing the Women Writers Vector Toolkit (WWVT). This workshop is designed for beginners, so if the words “word vector models” and “computational text analysis” are at all alarming, worry not! If you are interested in learning how to use digital methods to analyze text, this workshop will provide an introduction and help you dive in. This event is…

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“Speed Data-ing” research collaboration event

October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
440 Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States

The NULab Fellows will be hosting the 2018 Speed Data-ing event in which several faculty members and graduate students will share their data and potential methods of analysis in lightning round talks. More details to come! This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connellnortheasternedu) to RSVP.

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November 2018

“An Introduction to GitHub” Workshop

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
422 Snell Library

During this two-hour workshop will focus on a basic introduction to GitHub and GitHub Desktop. GitHub is a repository hosting service that is often used to upload, save, and disseminate code; multiple contributors can work on a repository at once, which allows for collaboration. GitHub Desktop connects the local files on your computer to the GitHub repository with which you're working. This workshop will be led by Cara Messina, the NULab Coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year. This session will…

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“Building a Website with Jekyll & GitHub Pages”

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons, 215 Snell Library
Boston , MA 02115 United States

Join us for a workshop on building websites with Jekyll and GitHub Pages, led by Professor Ryan Cordell. This workshop will follow the "Introduction to GitHub" offered by NULab Coordinator Cara Messina on November 7, 10am to 12pm in 422 Snell Library. Participants are welcome to attend either or both events. Please bring a laptop, if you are able. Check back soon for more information! This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a…

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Sourcing Boston: A Food Security and Resilience Hackathon

November 10 @ 9:30 am - November 11 @ 2:00 pm
Behrakis Hall 320, 30 Leon St, Boston

Event sponsored by: Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design,  Northeastern University's School of Journalism, the Global Resilience Institute, Thomson Reuters Labs and RStudio Time: Saturday, November 10th, 9:30AM - 4PM, Sunday, November 11th, 10AM - 2PM Location: Behrakis Hall 320, 30 Leon St, Boston, MA More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sourcing-boston-a-food-security-and-resilience-hackathon-tickets-50755791940https://cmsw.mit.edu/profile/nick-montfort/ Sourcing Boston: A Food Security and Resilience Hackathon Visualizing the impact of climate change and other shocks to Boston's food system How stable and just is Boston's food system? What does it look like,…

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Tropy Workshop Sessions for Faculty and Library Staff

November 13
440 Egan

On November 13th, the Digital Scholarship Group and the NULab will be hosting two workshop sessions on Tropy, a new tool for organizing and describing research photos, led by Tropy project manager and former NULab Fellow Abby Mullen. The first session will be designed for library staff and the second for faculty. Tropy comes to us from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, also the home of Zotero and Omeka, and promises to be a leap forward for…

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Nick Montfort, “How Poetry and Computing Factor into Our Future”

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
909 Renaissance Park Boston, MA United States

Event sponsored by: Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures and Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115 Sponsored By: Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures and Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies Contact: internationalcenter@northeastern.edu More Information: https://cmsw.mit.edu/profile/nick-montfort/ “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” Speaker Series Event Nick Montfort, Professor of Digital Media in Comparative Media Studies/Writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studies…

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Visiting Speaker Nil Tuzcu

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
102 West Village G

Nil Tuzcu of the Harvard Kennedy School, Center for International Development, will be speaking at Northeastern University as part of GIS Day 2018. Tuzcu's talk will be followed by another talk at 4:30pm in the same location, "Visualizing geo/spatial phenomena: A spatial cognition perspective," by Arzu Çöltekin of the University of Zurich. See here for more information. More details coming soon! This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please…

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